Policy library

Policy, research and good practice work forms a major part of Shelter's efforts to address and find solutions for homelessness and housing issues. In this section you can browse through the reports, factsheets, briefings and policy consultation responses that we produce.

All policy documents

Policy report - Rights and wrongs: the homelessness safety net 30 years on

Applicable to: England
Published:  November 2007

On the thirtieth anniversary of the original homeless legislation, this report considers the current system of homelessness provision in England, identifying the strengths that need to be retained and areas where improvement is needed. Read summary and download 

Response - Clarifying the Right to Buy Rules

Applicable to: England
Published:  November 2007

This consultation proposes to change the way in which mortgage lenders are approved for Right to Buy business. Shelter believes this change may cause hardship in operation. Read summary and download 

Fit For purpose? Policy discussion paper

Applicable to: England
Published:  October 2007

A policy discussion paper exploring the options for the future of the private rented sector. Read summary and download 

Response - Encouraging Responsible Letting

Applicable to: England
Published:  October 2007

We believe that this work is timely and reflects the need for a pro-active approach to developing a more fit for purpose private rented sector (PRS). Read summary and download 

Response - Homes for the Future: More Affordable, More Sustainable

Applicable to: England
Published:  October 2007

Shelter welcomes the Government's commitment to increase the number of new social rented homes to 45,000pa by 2010-11 and the goal of 50,000pa in the next Spending Review. We also welcome the Government's target to deliver 3 million new homes by 2020. Read summary and download 

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